Stuart Russell worked for design and advertising agencies in London before establishing Garner Russell in 1989.

The consultancy worked on a diverse range of projects including: art-direction and design for Next Directory; the launch of a pilot menswear concept for Laura Ashley at SEHM in Paris; brochures and in-store promotions for jewellery brands Monet & Trifari; and POS literature, in-store graphics and exhibitions for Danish fashion company InWear’s four brands. Together with 99 other designers and artists we were invited to contribute an Earth Flag design for the Polish Pavilion at Expo ’92 in Seville, Spain.

In 1994 the business evolved into Jaques Russell.

Work encompassed brand and identity development, restaurant graphics and signage, animated titles and art projects for clients including architectural and design practices Collett Zarzycki and David Collins, M&C Saatchi, Moving Picture Company, and leading publishing companies Bloomsbury and Random House. Our work for property developer Manhattan Loft Corporation’s Bankside development was a winner in the UK Property Marketing & Design Awards in 1996.

Jaques Russell published two art books – Suit, purchased by the V&A for the permanent collection and formed part of a touring miscellany of art works exhibited in Iceland, Japan, Sweden, Norway and Finland, and Scale, a short story written by novelist Will Self.

Stuart left Jaques Russell in 1997 to work on publishing projects and to run his design consultancy in West Sussex. Projects have since included work for the Royal National Theatre, Medical Research Council, Royal Dutch Shell and Warner Jenkinson.